2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #53[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Paint Additive Reduces Energy CostsSince learning about KoolCoat radiant barrier paint additive three years ago, builder/developer Chris Brassard of Ft. Worth, Texas says he won't apply exterior paint without it. The owner of Square One Development, LLC, heard about KoolCoat from owners of homes (without insulation) in a historic district who raved about energy savings after mixing the product into their exterior paint. KoolCoat reflects heat away, avoiding heat absorption. During the winter, it keeps heat in.
Some people claim up to 50 percent savings in cooling costs. Personally, Brassard says his energy bill is half the cost in his new home with KoolCoat vs. his previous home without it.
"Anything I can do to add energy efficiency, I do," Brassard says. "I just ordered enough for another 45 gallons of paint."
He explains that there are radiant barrier paints available but they cost about $60/gal. He prefers to buy less costly paint and then add the $10/gallon pre-measured package of KoolCoat powder. Adding KoolCoat increases the volume by about 20 percent and Brassard says his painters simply use a larger nozzle when spray painting it on.
KoolCoat also works with interior paints to reflect heat back into the room to reduce winter energy heating costs. It mixes with acrylic, latex, oil based, epoxy, urethane, and even elastomeric roof paints.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, KoolCoat, Pawnee Specialties, P.O. Box 1324, Lytle, Texas 78052 (ph 866 244-1996; info@KoolCoat.com; www.KoolCoat.com).
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